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My Struggle: Book 3

My Struggle #3

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 27, 2014)

The third volume—the book that made Knausgaard a phenomenon in the United States—in the addictive New York Times bestselling series

A family of four—mother, father, and two boys—move to the south coast...


Christopher & His Kind

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 19, 2013)

Christopher and His Kind is an intriguing slice of autobiography. It covers ten years in the writer's life-from 1929, when Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely,...


The Facts

by Philip Roth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

A rigorously unfictionalized narrative that portrays Roth unadorned -- as young artist, as student , as son, as lover, as husband, as American, as Jew -- and candidly examines how close the novels have been...


My Struggle: Book 2

My Struggle #2

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 02, 2013)

"[Book 2] sears the reader because Knausgaard is a passionate idealist [who] wants to fight the conformity and homogeneity of modern bourgeois existence." —James Wood, The New Yorker

In the second installment...


My Struggle: Book 1

My Struggle #1

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 02, 2013)

My Struggle: Book 1 introduces American readers to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel...


Day

by Elie Wiesel & Anne Borchardt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 21, 2006)

"Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man." --The New York Times Book Review

The publication of Day restores Elie Wiesel's original title to the novel initially published in English...


Dawn

by Elie Wiesel & Frances Frenaye Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 21, 2006)

"The author…has built knowledge into artistic fiction."—The New York Times Book Review

Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John...


More Stories from My Father's Court

by Isaac Bashevis Singer & Curt Leviant Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 14, 2001)

A delightful sequel to a cherished autobiographical collection by the Nobel Laureate

In My Father's Court is one of Isaac Bashevis Singer's most affecting autobiographical works. The stories in it, published...


When Women Were Birds

by Terry Tempest Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 10, 2012)

The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates

Terry Tempest Williams's mother told her: "I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you...


Drinking the Rain

by Alix Kates Shulman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 05, 2004)

A memoir of spiritualism and self-discovery from the acclaimed, award-winning author

At fifty, Alix Kates Shulman, author of the celebrated feminist novel, Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, left a city life dense...


Cutty, One Rock

by August Kleinzahler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 13, 2005)

Cutty, One Rock takes the reader on a wild journey by airplane, bus, ferry, and foot from childhood to early manhood in the company of a New Jersey family in equal measures cultivated and deranged. We witness...


To Love What Is

by Alix Kates Shulman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 03, 2010)

A personal story of crisis, commitment, and hope from the best-selling author of Memoirs of An Ex-Prom Queen

One day it happens, the dreaded thing that will change your life forever, the more dreadful because,...


Black Mamba Boy

by Nadifa Mohamed Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 03, 2010)

Yemen, 1935. Jama is a "market boy," a half-feral child scavenging with his friends in the dusty streets of a great seaport. For Jama, life is a thrilling carnival, at least when he can fill his belly. When...


Recovery

by John Berryman & Saul Bellow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 01, 1973)

In the author's words, Recovery is a novel about "the disease called alcoholism, recognized by the American Medical Association only in 1964."


Short Letter, Long Farewell

by Peter Handke Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 01, 1974)

Short Letter, Long Farewell tells the story of a young Austrian--evidently modeled on the author--on a month's journey across the United States. The book opens in Providence, where a letter awaits the un-named...


My Struggle: Book 6

by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett & Martin Aitken Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 17, 2018)

The final installment in the long-awaited, internationally celebrated My Struggle series.

The full scope and achievement of Knausgaard’s monumental work is evident in this final installment of his My Struggle...


Interior

by Thomas Clerc & Jeffrey Zuckerman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 10, 2018)

"Haunting, a book of ghosts and a book of this moment." —Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

A comic experiment in sociology and self-absorption, the award-winning author Thomas Clerc’s autobiographical Interior...


A View of the Empire at Sunset

by Caryl Phillips Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 22, 2018)

Award-winning author Caryl Phillips presents a biographical novel of the life of Jean Rhys, the author of Wide Sargasso Sea, which she wrote as a prequel to Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.

Caryl Phillips’s...


The End of Eddy

by Edouard Louis & Michael Lucey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 02, 2017)

An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy.

“Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again . . . Today I’m really gonna...


The Mountain Lion

by Jean Stafford Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 04, 2017)

Coming of age in pre-World War II California and Colorado brings tragedy to Molly and Ralph Fawcett in Jean Stafford's classic semi-autobiographical novel, The Mountain Lion, first published in 1947. Torn between...


Mz N: the serial

by Maureen N. McLane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 17, 2016)

The acclaimed poet, memoirist, and essayist Maureen N. McLane here charts a new path into vital genre-bending territories. Not a novel, not a memoir, not a lyric, Mz N: the serial: A Poem-in-Episodes offers...


My Struggle: Book 5

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 18, 2016)

The fifth installment in the eagerly awaited, internationally celebrated My Struggle series

The fifth book of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s powerful My Struggle series is written with tremendous force and sincerity....


Lions and Shadows

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 03, 2015)

A witty, appealing, and often outrageous portrait of some of the twentieth century's most influential and creative minds

Subtitled "An Education in the Twenties," Lions and Shadows blends autobiography and fiction...


Kathleen and Frank

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 03, 2015)

A pivotal book in Isherwood's career that reveals as much about him as the parents he set out to portray

Kathleen and Frank is the story of Christopher Isherwood's parents—their meeting in 1895, marriage in...


My Struggle: Book 4

My Struggle #4

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 28, 2015)

My Struggle: Book 4 finds an eighteen-year-old Karl Ove Knausgaard in a tiny fishing village in northern Norway, where he has been hired as a schoolteacher and is living on his own for the first time. When the...